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Countywide warning as envelopes containing white powder delivered across Essex
Essex Police is investigating a number of envelopes containing white powder which have been delivered to addresses in the county over the last week.
Specialist officers attended each incident and the powder was identified as harmless and none of the recipients have suffered any ill effects
Police are nevertheless urging anyone who receives an envelope containing white powder to contact police immediately
The envelopes have so far been delivered to a bank, college, shopping village and hotels in the Braintree, Chelmsford and Stansted areas.
Police advise anyone who receives such an envelope to leave it where it is, with doors and windows shut and any fans or air-conditioning switched off.
Anyone who has had contact with the white powder should be isolated until police attend and are able to provide reassurance.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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